Need an affortable tablet to give to your kid? Acer just announced a low-cost, family-oriented slate


Acer is here at CES 2016, announcing a number of new products ranging from smartphones to laptops. Among them is a brand-new, 8-inch Iconia One 8 tablet. It's an affordable slate, aimed at families that are looking for an inexpensive machine to give to their younglings. As such, the One 8 features a built-in Kids Center, which simplifies the interface, delivers pre-screened content appropriate for children, and offers additional parental controls.

The Iconia One 8 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek SoC, 1 GB of RAM, and has 16 GB of storage, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. Its display has an 8-inch diagonal and sports a 720 x 1280 resolution, making for a 162 PPI pixel density. The tablet features a couple of modest snappers – a 5 MP main camera and a 2 MP front-facing one. It runs on Android 5.1 and while we don't have the exact battery capacity, Acer promises around 9 hours of battery life.

As far as usage, the manufacturer claims that the tablet can handle web-browsing, video-watching, and casual games just fine. The Acer Iconia 8 will launch in the US this February, priced at $99.99.

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